||[Feb. 18th, 2009|04:08 pm]
The Question Club
What's the worst job interview you've ever been to? Did you end up getting the job anyway?|
I interviewed for an admin. role with a branch of the government once; and the lady who interviewed me spent most of the time talking about the way I'd laid out my CV - "Oh, you don't see orange much on CVs, that's very interesting...you know, you could have centered this text rather than aligning it to the left...is this Tahoma? One of my favourite fonts...10 point? Or 11 point? Hmmm, nice...". The rest of the time, she spent grilling me about how good a secret-keeper I was because a lot of the things the branch dealt with were "confidential, extremely confidential - do you understand? Very, very private...". They weren't even a particularly interesting part of the government either, it was like the Department of Planning and Development or something. I wasn't offered the job.
Has your job been affected by the economic downturn?
Yes! I was made redundant on Thursday.